Transnet voted “attractive SA employer” by students

(Port Elizabeth) – Transnet has been voted one of the top three most attractive employers in South Africa, according to a 2016 Universum survey.

Over 65 000 tertiary students and professionals participated in the independent survey, nominating 3 000 companies in over 57 markets.The result is a significant improvement for the state-owned enterprise, which was placed 14th last year.

The result is a significant improvement for the state-owned enterprise, which was placed 14th last year.
Trasnet’s internal Innovation Champion for 2015, Justice Manqele, said the Transnet Port Terminals in the Eastern Cape had various engineering skills development programmes in place that allowed young engineers to blossom into skilled professionals.Manqele, who is also the technical manager at TPT Port Elizabeth’s manganese port terminal, said these included technician-in-training and apprenticeship training programmes.

Manqele, who is also the technical manager at TPT Port Elizabeth’s manganese port terminal, said these included technician-in-training and apprenticeship training programmes.“These programmes allow engineering personnel enough room to be innovative as it exposes them to the best engineering practices through insource dominated maintenance services,” he said.

“These programmes allow engineering personnel enough room to be innovative as it exposes them to the best engineering practices through insource dominated maintenance services,” he said.In addition, TPT PE provides opportunities for eight trainee engineering professionals annually, to address the shortage of engineering skills in the country.

In addition, TPT PE provides opportunities for eight trainee engineering professionals annually, to address the shortage of engineering skills in the country.Technician Khulisa Mbenya is one of the candidates who benefited from the learnership programmes.

Technician Khulisa Mbenya is one of the candidates who benefited from the learnership programmes.“I joined TPT as a P1/P2 Learner. As a young, black and female engineer, I felt that all the odds were against me but the organisation proved me wrong. Engineering remains a male-dominated industry but I am proud of the strides that the company has taken to ensure that more women are brought onboard and developed enough to remain on par with other institutions and their

“I joined TPT as a P1/P2 Learner. As a young, black and female engineer, I felt that all the odds were against me but the organisation proved me wrong. Engineering remains a male-dominated industry but I am proud of the strides that the company has taken to ensure that more women are brought onboard and developed enough to remain on par with other institutions and their male-counterparts.”